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“Tourist free”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Mount Laurel
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105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tourist free”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

A bit hard to find the graves we were looking for. They were up a steep hill. Hawthorne, Thoreau, the entire Alcott clan. I took
pictures.

Visited September 2013
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Author's Row”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I visited this cemetery on a gorgeous sunny day in June 2013. The cemetery was so peaceful and it was a real inspiration to see the humble graves of the Alcotts.

Visited June 2013
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Forney, Texas
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135 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you enjoyed American Literature in high school, and you're in the Boston Area, be sure to stop by Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to pay your respects. So many great authors rest here -- Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Alcott. They're all within a few years of each other, at the back of the cemetery on top of a hill. Besides the authors, this is just a nice, pleasant place to stop by and spend a few minutes. Be aware -- there is a "newer" Sleepy Hollow Cemetery just down the road, with a different driveway to turn into. If you're seeing a lot of more recent graves, exit and turn right -- you'll get to the place you want directly.

Visited November 2012
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Literary greats at Sleepy Hollow”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

To be able to be surrounded by tributes to such great authors in a serene setting without crowds of others intruding in your personal space was just awesome! The maps of the cemetary were helpful in finding particular graves of interest. Author's Ridge is really mind boggling! To think that Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, and Hawthorne are resting there together is so significant. My daughter, who loves literature and writing was ready to move to Concord so she could just go sit there every day. My grandaughter was less impressed with the "who" and more entertained by the different types of graves -statues that she saw.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Diane B
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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89 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful hilly cemetery away from the madding crowd”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is the cemetery where the Alcotts, Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne are buried. It is just a lovely park with many touching tributes throughout. Be sure to take a map of the cemetery so that you can find the various tombs of civil war and other historic persons.

Visited August 2013
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